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ADMIRALTY' naval marking on KGVI adhesives on cover dated '28 SEP 1945'.

Webb illustrates this 31 mm single circle datestamp on pg. 203 of his book and records it as being struck in blue and known on a 15c KGVI adhesive also dated 28 SEP 1945. He writes (pg. 204) - "This was the first day on which adhesives had been put on sale again in Hong Kong. This is, according to Mr. Goldup, the datestamp used throughout the Navy for their postal orders, and the postal use may have been at that particular period."